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FLOYDS Spectrum of ASASSN-16at/AT 2016X Shows a Featureless Blue Continuum

ATel #8567; G. Hosseinzadeh, I. Arcavi, C. McCully, D. A. Howell (LCOGT/UCSB), D. Sand (Texas Tech), S. Valenti (UC Davis)
on 20 Jan 2016; 18:36 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Iair Arcavi (iarcavi@lcogt.net)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 8584

We obtained a spectrum of ASASSN-16at/AT 2016X (ATel #8566) on 2016 January 20.75 UT with the robotic FLOYDS instrument mounted on the LCOGT 2-meter telescope in Siding Spring, Australia. The spectrum shows a featureless blue continuum consistent with a young supernova (though specific typing is not possible at this time). The spectrum is available on the Transient Name Server.